Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Widener University-Main Campus is the largest forensic nursing school in Chester, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 132 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Widener University-Main Campus.
A total of 136 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chester-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Chester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 forensic nurses in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. Chester's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $87,790 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.